SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2022 : Junior Policy Analyst

  • Location: Remote
  • Deadline: January 21, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Strategic Policy Directorate
Junior Policy Analyst

Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada

Summer 2022

For Summer 2021, these positions are only open to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students.

Must be returning to full-time studies in the next academic year.

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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)’s mandate is to
continue to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government
relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; modernize Government
of Canada structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their
visions of self-determination; and, lead the Government of Canada’s work in the North.
These efforts include continuing to modernize our institutional structure and governance
so that Indigenous peoples can build capacity that supports implementation of their
vision of self-determination and well-being.
CIRNAC’s Implementation Sector provides whole-of-government leadership, oversight,
and coordination in the implementation of treaties, self-government and other modern
agreements, and the recognition of Indigenous rights. We advance and support intergovernmental relationships and we advise, collaborate and build capacity for meaningful
engagement to support the full and fair implementation of the spirit of agreements and
the Crown’s consultation obligations.

A key component of the Implementation Sector’s Policy, Planning and Coordination
Branch (PPCB) is the Strategic Policy Directorate (SPD), which researches and
develops advice for implementing Indigenous and Treaty rights, as well as advancing
respectful Crown-Indigenous relationships. The work undertaken by SPD includes (inter
alia): the federal implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), in close collaboration with Indigenous partners;
and, providing strategic advice and direction on the implementation of treaties and other
self-government agreements. Furthermore, SPD continues to build capacity for the
whole-of-government to take responsibility related to s.35 in a coordinated and
meaningful way.

For Summer 2022, only First Nations, Inuit, and Métis candidates
will be considered for these positions.

Positions to be filled: 3
Locations: Telework from within Canada (physical office is located in Gatineau, QC)
Position Type: Full-time
Work Term: commencing May 2022 (4 month term, with the possibility of extension).
Projected term is May 2, 2022 until August 31, 2022.
Salary: Based on Government of Canada rates for post-secondary students (dependent
on amount of work terms completed and level of education).

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The successful candidate will perform the following duties for the SPD:
 research and analysis of information pertaining to Indigenous groups in Canada;
 developing media scans and project tracking;
 drafting of briefing notes, correspondences, presentations, and reports;
 Coordination of dockets and correspondences (as needed);
 managing information and filing electronic documents;
 delivering presentations to the team and to management;
 Attending meetings with a variety of partners and stakeholders, including colleagues from
CIRNAC and other government departments, as well as Indigenous partners;
 provide support on administrative and operational issues;
 other duties as required.
This position is open to students in and beyond their third year of undergraduate studies or in
graduate studies, in a field of study relevant to the position. This could include, but is not limited
to: sociology/anthropology, history, communications, policy analysis, negotiation, conflict
resolution, political science, social sciences, geography and environmental studies, public
administration, law, Canadian studies, or an Indigenous studies program.
o English or French Essential;
o Collaborative; strong interpersonal skills;
o Strong written and oral communication skills;
o Strong digital literacy and information management capacity;
o Solid analytical and research skills;
o Strong attention to detail and excellent sense of organization;
o Ability to manage work activities, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure;
o Willingness to learn.
(Asset qualifications are not essential to perform the work but – now or in the future – would
benefit the organization or be an enhancement in terms of the work to be performed.)
o Knowledge of Indigenous issues;
o An understanding of Indigenous governance arrangements in Canada;
o Strong cultural competency;
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o Previous federal public service employment experience;
o Bilingual fluency in English and French;
o Currently enrolled in a graduate studies program.
For Summer 2021, these positions are only open to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students.
Accordingly, Indigenous students are encouraged to apply and self-identify within their cover
The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees’ population
contributes to its strength and integrity. In support of achieving a diversified workforce, we
encourage Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible
minority groups to apply. Therefore, preference may be given to candidates in the above
mentioned categories.
In accordance with the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations, preference will
be accorded to candidates who are Canadian Citizens, within the meaning of the Citizenship
Security Clearance – Reliability Status
As this position is expected to be primarily remotely-based, successful candidates will be
expected to provide their own computer, as well as sufficient broadband internet access in order
to connect to the CIRNAC network and to participate in videoconferencing. CIRNAC will provide
access to the corporate network via Citrix.
CIRNAC continues to closely follow public health guidelines from provincial/territorial and
federal health authorities, including guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and
Public Service and Procurement Canada.
Should public health directives allow, candidates would be welcome to complete their terms
from the office of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, located in
Gatineau, QC. Should a successful candidate choose this option, they will be responsible for all
costs associated with relocation to or within the National Capital Region.
Successful candidates may be offered the option of extending their co-op term, subject to
successful completion of the first co-op term and budgetary allowances. Please indicate in your
cover letter if you are interested in an 8-month work term.
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 Candidates must provide a brief cover letter outlining how they meet the requirements of the
position, as well as demonstrating an interest / lived experience working on issues that
affect Indigenous groups in Canada.
 As a separate page of their cover letter, candidates must include this table. Candidates may
choose to self-identify by filling in the response column with a “yes’ or “no” response.
Question Response
Are you a Canadian Citizen?
Are you bilingual in English and French?
Are you an Indigenous person?
Do you identify as a woman?
Are you a person with disabilities?
Are you a member of a visible minority?
 Candidates must provide a writing sample composed within the last year. The maximum
length of the sample is two pages (you may submit the first two pages of a longer
 Candidates must also provide a resume and transcript (preferably with a short description of
courses taken that indicate knowledge of Indigenous issues) with their cover letter, if
 Failure to include the aforementioned documents in your application package will
result in your application being screened out of the competition

Please send all application packages to Dion Chong / by email by Friday, January 21 at 1 PM Eastern.  For questions related to this opportunity, contact Dion Chong